MAME (an acronym of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect".
February 18, 2018 Subject:
Great compilation, but pain in the a**
Simply put, this is an excellent collection of complete Software ROMs that are left unmodified. The problem is that not many people want to download the massive 55GB zip file, and then wait forever to extract that huge a** thing...
Would be immensely better if ROMs were separated into their own zip file categories based on the host system. That way, somebody could download the entire system library for whatever system they are emulating, without having to also download the entire library of every system they AREN'T emulating, and waiting forever to unzip all the crap they don't even need just to get at the small amount they do need.